November 8, 2000 |
For the first time, the Software Council of Southern California will honor two chief executives at its annual Software Industry Awards. The CEO of the Year award will be shared by Lee Roberts of FileNet in Costa Mesa and Michael Bell of Encore Software in Carson. Roberts was selected for turning a $5.5-million loss in 1997 into a $19.7-million profit in 1999 for FileNet, a developer of document management software.
November 15, 1999 |
Bill Manassero, executive director of the Southern California Software Council and a key player in helping to develop the Orange County and Los Angeles technology scenes, will announce today that he is stepping down. Manassero, 44, joined the council six years ago. Since then, he has helped transform the tiny effort into a powerful networking group driven by hundreds of volunteers.
October 20, 1998
Sage Software Inc., the Irvine accounting software maker, will absorb its Dallas-based sister company, Sage U.S. Inc. Sage Software was formerly known as State of the Art. In March, the company was acquired for $263 million by The Sage Group PLC, a British accounting software conglomerate that also owns the Dallas firm. The merger will expand the Irvine company's access to research and development staff as well as expand its local employee base.
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November 9, 1999 |
JeTech Data Systems in Camarillo, a supplier of Internet products for labor resource planning, was named Software Developer of the Year by the Software Council of Southern California. The area running from San Luis Obispo to San Diego is home to more software companies than anywhere else in the world, according to the council.